United States, California

The University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) is a recognized research-based higher education institute presently operating under the umbrella of the University of California system. The university was established in 1965 with the original purpose of presenting advanced, interdisciplinary undergraduate education as well as contemporary teaching methods. It is one of the best amalgamations in the United States, dedicated to conducting studies in beautiful natural surroundings, and from everyone's point of view, it is a first-class place to thrive and study! Besides, UCSC students can choose from nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate programs. Some of the most popular majors are computer engineering, computer science and biology.

Campus Life

The university’s main campus covers an area of 810 hectares and is surrounded by the Santa Cruz Mountains. Grads usually rave about the breath-taking beauty of the wooded UCSC campus! Whether it is the ocean, winds in the green field, fog in the trees, or the wildlife such as deer, newts, squirrels, raccoons, etc., they all gather together here like a canvas! The school’s environment means one can do many leisure activities such as swimming, biking, hiking, trail running, rock climbing, or tree climbing. Aside from this, it has 10 residential units and a modern McHenry Library, which collects publications on the arts, humanities and social sciences. Moreover, The University of California, Santa Cruz is committed to promoting physical education and entertainment programs and introducing them to as many students as possible for ensuring robust well-being. Various student clubs as well as organizations cater to a broad range of activities and there’s something for every participant.

Noted Alumni

Former graduates of UC Santa Cruz have won recognition at the global platform for their success in respective fields. CEO of Buzzfeed and the Huffington Post Jonah Peretti, film director Cary Fukunaga, Kathy Sullivan who is the nation’s first woman to walk in space, actors Maya Rudolph and Andy Samberg are some of the well-known alumni affiliated with the institute. Besides, UCSC has more than 125,000 alumni, of which 13,000 live in the Monterey Bay area.